We read over and over how Christ tells us we are one body, one faith, one spirit.
Ephes. 4 vs 4...There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.....
We are told how one might be the eye, and another, the tongue, or ears. How one might be the foot, and one the leg. Well, when we get ready to go out into the mission field, or into the world to speak the gospel of Christ, we need to make sure all of our body is with us. The body can not move forward if all the parts are not moving together in sequence. Have you ever seen the kids on field day running the 3 legged race, where two kids are tied together with a strap around their two legs, so they are running with 3 legs instead of 4. Well, if they do not get in sequence with their two legs tied together and use those legs as one, they will stumble and fall. It is the same with Christians taking the message out into the world. If we do not get together, and live like Christ tells us to live, if one of us stumbles and strays off the path, others will look and will judge us all by this ones actions. You see we need all of our parts working in the body of Christ. Just like in the churches, if some do not do their part, like helping with the nursery, cleaning the church, greeting the visitors, teaching the youth, then the body will start to stumble and if another part does not jump in to catch us, we will fall. We need to quit causing some parts of our body to work harder because we are not doing our part. After a while the part doing all of the work will wear down. Christ says we are one body, so lets start acting like one body so that we may move forward and take the gospel to the ends of the earth.
Ephes. 4 v 11-16....And He Himself gave some to the apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, and the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head-Christ- from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love..........
So let us become one like Christ intended and when we send someone off into the mission field, let us send them with our prayers, and support, and let us not stop with the sending off, but continue to pray without ceasing for them and standing together with them on their work in Christ Jesus.
I will be gone now for about 2 weeks. I encourage you all to go to the blog site, and re-read some of the tid-bits there. I will re-join you with more tid-bits when I land at my destination.
I will be seeking the Lord while traveling across the US, and I will bring you what He gives me when I get settled in.
Love you all
Homey, Neta, Netris, Huz whatever name you might know me by.